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See also: streit



From Middle High German strīt, from Old High German strīt. Cognate with Hunsrik Streid.


  • IPA(key): /ʃtʁaɪ̯t/
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Streit m (genitive Streites or Streits, plural Streite or Streits)

  1. quarrel, dispute, fight, argue
    Streit um des Kaisers Bart
    Quarrel about something unimportant (lit. Dispute over the Kaiser's beard)

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  • Neither of the existing plural forms is very common. In formal German, Streitigkeiten is normally used instead. Streite is listed in some dictionaries but is quite uncommon. Streits is a recent innovation (possibly on the model of Streiks) which has become common in colloquial German but is likely to be considered incorrect in formal style.


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